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How Has Cuba Changed in the Last Year?

Comparing Cuba 2016 to Cuba 2017 Things in Cuba change rapidly. Modernization and a budding capitalist spirit are ushering in a new era for Cuba. Many great things are happening on this island, but there are also some growing pains and shortcomings caused by the new changes. My good friend Graham Wiffen [...]

By | 2017-06-21T22:59:11+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Havana and Vedado, Life|0 Comments

A Guide to Cuban Architecture – Havana and Trinidad

Havana - A Tour of Cuba's Architectural Heritage A new visual dictionary of the architectural history of Havana and Trinidad will soon be released by author Andrés R. Rodríguez - More info below. The charm and beauty of Cuba's heritage style architecture is a massive tourist draw. People come to Havana specifically expecting to see old, [...]

By | 2017-05-19T02:48:27+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Fun and Entertainment, Stories of Havana|0 Comments

Baracoa, Cuba – Story of Authentic Travel

In this post I will write a bit about one of my adventures roaming Cuba and meeting locals and about why I enjoy Cuba and about how it has changed my views of the world.   Backpacking Through Baracoa, Cuba - Authentic Exploration Baracoa, Cuba. It's on the eastern tip of the island. It is [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:32:23+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|4 Comments

The Top 10 Best Tips for Visiting Cuba and Havana

 Tips For Visiting Cuba and Havana   Video blogger Jon Barr has just released a new video of the top 10 best tips for visiting Havana and Cuba. The tips will be very helpful for anybody considering visiting Cuba and will be very useful when organizing your trip to Havana. Jon Barr is a world [...]

By | 2017-05-19T02:23:23+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

How Much Money do Cubans Make?

Poverty in Cuba In a previous article I discussed the reality of the average Cuban wage and how the official Cuban salary did not not accurately reflect the lifestyle of the average Cuban citizen. Despite making only about the equivalent of $20 to $40 USD per month, Cubans receive a vast amount of support from [...]

By | 2017-05-19T02:23:23+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tips for Exploring Havana and Trinidad, Cuba like a local

The Best Authentic Cuban Experience My good friend Jon Barr decided to spend the holidays in Cuba. He loved Havana and even took a trip to Trinidad. He has some great videos up on YouTube. He used the Real Havana guidebook and really got an authentic Cuban experience. Check out his videos!   How To [...]

By | 2017-05-19T02:23:23+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Some Frequently asked Questions About Visiting Havana and Cuba

Some Questions and Answers For First Time Cuba Visitors   Below I will answer some frequently asked questions about Cuba and Havana. If you are planning to visit Cuba, this information might come in handy.   Cubans lining up at the local phone office. Question: We are from the USA and are trying [...]

By | 2017-05-19T02:23:23+00:00 November 20th, 2015|Fun and Entertainment, Stories of Havana|0 Comments

First Time in Cuba – Having Fun, Exploring Havana Like A Local

Should Cuba be on Your Travel List? I often receive emails from nervous tourists asking about safety in Cuba. Many foreigners have some terrible impressions of Havana. I always tell them to relax. I explain that Cuba is a really safe, and popular destination. There is always something interesting and exciting to do in Havana. Regardless [...]

By | 2017-05-19T02:23:23+00:00 October 29th, 2015|Havana and Vedado, Stories of Havana|0 Comments

How to Deal With Scams in Cuba?…. One day at a Time.

It's not all Beaches and Rum In Cuba, you will see and meet all kinds. You will find interesting, happy things that will make you wish you had visited this country sooner. And then you will find some odd and depressing things, which will make you question why anybody even comes to this place. My [...]

By | 2017-05-19T02:23:23+00:00 October 14th, 2015|Food and Restaurants, Havana and Vedado, Stories of Havana|4 Comments
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